Definition of Fire blight

1. Noun. A disease blackening the leaves of pear and apple trees.

Exact synonyms: Pear Blight
Specialized synonyms: Blight Canker
Generic synonyms: Leaf Blight

Definition of Fire blight

1. Noun. a bacterial plant disease that mainly affects apples, pears and some other members of the Rosaceae family ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fire Blight

fire alarms
fire and brimstone
fire and forget
fire ant
fire ant stings
fire ants
fire at will
fire away
fire axe
fire axes
fire beetle
fire beetles
fire bell
fire bellied toad
fire blanket
fire blight (current term)
fire blights
fire block
fire boss
fire bosses
fire box
fire break
fire breaks
fire breathing
fire brick
fire bricks
fire brigade
fire brigades
fire bush
fire button

Literary usage of Fire blight

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1. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1905)
"Of all these probably the fire blight is the worst and most to be dreaded. The name "fire blight" is the proper one to use ; it should not be called "pear ..."

2. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Tasteby Luther Tucker by Luther Tucker (1855)
"THE fire blight. —CRACKING OF PEARS. BY JH ERNST, CINCINNATI, OHIO. HAVE been a learner for the last fifty years, a large portion of it devoted to ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1881)
"THE widespread and disastrous disease of the pear tree, commonly called Fire Blight and that no less prevalent, at least in the western states, ..."

4. Manual of Fruit Diseases by Lexemuel Ray Hesler, Herbert Hice Whetzel (1917)
"Fire-blight on the quince (Fig. 112) is no less prevalent than leaf- blight, ... Entire blocks of quinces in the nursery have been destroyed by fire-blight. ..."

5. An Introduction to Bacterial Diseases of Plants by Erwin Frink Smith (1920)
"FIRE-BLIGHT OF APPLE, PEAR, QUINCE, ETC. (Called also pear blight, apple blight, quince blight ... Fire-blight, so called since the time of Wm. Coxe (1817), ..."

6. A Treatise on Domestic Economy, for the Use of Young Ladies at Home, and at by Catharine Esther Beecher (1854)
"1 The fire-blight, or brulure, in pear trees, can be stopped, by cutting off all the blighted branches. It is supposed, by some, to be owing to an excess of ..."

7. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1881)
"THE widespread and disastrous disease of the pear tree, commonly called Fire Blight and that no less prevalent, at least in the western states, ..."

8. Agriculture for Beginners by Charles William Burkett, Frank Lincoln Stevens, Daniel Harvey Hill (1903)
"SECTION XXVIII—SOME SPECIAL PLANT DISEASES fire blight of the Pear and Apple. You have perhaps heard your father speak of the " fire blight" of the pear and ..."

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